In this article we will show you, How to Add Parent Groups and Child Groups to Tables Reports in SQL Server Reporting Services 2014. Here, we are going to use below shown report to explain, Grouping in SSRS Table Reports. Please refer SSRS Table Report, Data Source and Dataset articles to understand the creation of Data Source, Dataset and Table report. If you observe the below screenshot, It was a normal Table report with Product Name, Color, Sales Amount and Tax Amount columns.
Add Grouping to SSRS Table Reports
First, goto Row groups pane and right-click on the Details will open the context menu. From the context, Please select Add Group and then select the Parent Group option as shown in below screenshot
Once you select the Parent Group option, a new Tablix group window will be opened to configure the grouping.
- Group By: Here you have to specify the grouping column name. Either you can select the column name from drop down list or else click on the fx button to create an expression.
- Add Group Header: Please check mark this option, If you want to add header to this group
- Add Group Footer: Please check mark this option, If you want to add Footer to this group
In this example, We are selecting English Product Category Name as a Parent group for this detailed row.
Click Ok to finish creating Parent Group (English Product Category name). Click on the Preview button to see the report preview
Now we will show you, How to Add Child Group to SSRS table Reports.
First, Select the English Product Category name in the Row Groups pane and right-click on it will open the context menu. From the context, Please select Add Group and then select the Child Group option as shown in below screenshot
As we all know, English Product Sub Category name is a sub group of English Product Category Name so, We are selecting English Product Sub Category Name as a Child group for this row.
Click Ok to finish creating Child Group (English Product Sub Category name)
From the below screenshot, You can see the created Row groups under the Row Group pane
Click on the Preview button to see the report preview
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